Giacone enjoying his best stretch of the summer as season winds down

Photos by Ray Hamill/ – Jackson Giacone is enjoying his best stretch of the season playing for the Humboldt Crabs.

The Humboldt Crabs are closing out the 2022 season strong, and so too is former Eureka Logger Jackson Giacone.

Heading into a season-ending series against the Sacramento Yankees this weekend, the Crabs are 33-10 and have now won 25 of their past 27 games, including 10 straight.

And Giacone, playing his first summer with the longtime local club after just recently graduating from Eureka High, has been a big a part of the late surge.

He is enjoying his best spell of the summer right now and has hit successfully in six straight games, as well as in eight of his last nine games.

“I think his confidence is up,” Crabs manager Robin Guiver said. “He’s definitely settling in with being around guys who are a little older than him.

“And he’s done a really good job playing different spots in the infield and outfield.”

For the season, Giacone is batting .279 with six doubles, a triple and 19 RBIs.

During his hot streak over the last six games, he has gone 9-for-25 with three doubles and six RBIs.

After the season, Giacone will take his talents to Cal State Fullerton, where he will make the jump to one of the premier Division-I programs on the West Coast.

And Guiver believes he’s got the talent to succeed and can get better.

“He’s still got some things he’s got to work on and he’s got some stuff he’s got to clean up as far as his approach, but he’s really skillful and he works hard,” the Crabs manager said.

Local baseball fans have just one more weekend to check out Giacone and the other former H-DNL players on this year’s team.

The Crabs will welcome the Sacramento Yankees to the Arcata ball Park for a season-concluding three-game series this weekend, with the series opener set for Friday night at 7 p.m.

The season finale will be played on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Giacone shares a laugh with former Eureka High teammate Parker Rodgers during a a game between the Crabs and Humboldt Eagles earlier this season.

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